On July 12, Redwood Landfill hosted representatives from the California Energy Commission, the CEO of CALSTART and media representatives from the heavy equipment industry for the announcement of demonstration results of a new type of hybrid vehicle developed by Volvo Construction Equipment.
Our landfill was the test site for Volvo's LX1 Prototype front loader, designed to meet the work demands of similar types of heavy equipment while emitting fewer emissions, reducing fuel consumption and generating less noise.
The LX1 was used exclusively in our composting facility during the wet months of January to March. It got its workout moving yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting.
to learn more about the LX1 and the test results.
Volunteering to serve as one of two test sites in the country reflects Redwood and parent company Waste Management's commitment to sustainability. We are continually looking for new ways to reduce our services' environmental impact.